LAW LIBRARY level 3: HE311.C3 C32 2012 Canada, Parliament, House of Commons, Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Study on Transit in Canada: Report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ([Ottawa]: Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, [2012]). Online access: LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ1453 .W652 2012 Statistics Canada, [...]

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Birds’ Eye View of A Proposed Scheme for the University of British Columbia – Hooper, Victoria, B.C.

Hooper was one of the original bidders for the construction of the University of British Columbia, and while this European-style campus plan was never made a reality, the sketch, along with the rest of the original submissions, persist in the UBC Library Archives.

From the Thomas Hooper fonds.

Are you interested in the writing and/or illustrating process? If so, you should join our guest author and illustrator to find out how you can become an author or an illustrator yourself! 

Brian Deines, acclaimed Canadian children’s book illustrator and Nancy Hundal, a local author and librarian are presenting on the art of the picture book, and the special relationships that exist between reader, story and pictures.

When? Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 from 7:00pm- 8:30 pm

Where? City Centre Library (10350 University Dr, Surrey), Meeting Room 120 (1st floor)

Cost? This incredible event is Free!

Bring your class for a wide variety of dynamic, educational and interactive mountain adventures that include science, social studies and recreational components. These programs help teachers meet curriculum objectives while providing students with hands-on, motivating and fun experiences. 

~more information from The Peak of Vancouver Grouse Mountain Website

Link also available from the UBC Education Library Website under K-12 Instructional Resources

In case you missed this recent UBC Library event, Dr. Chu presented an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries. The study examined reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools. Some examples of these social networking tools used by libraries included Facebook, Instant Messaging (IM), Twitter and LinkedIn. This presentation is now available in the Library Events collection at:

To browse through other Library events in this collection, just click on the following link:

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One of the most viewed items in the Library Events collection is a presentation that was part of UBC’s First International Open Access Day event back in October 2008. In support of the open access movement, the UBC Library joined with SPARC, PLoS (Public Library of Science), and Students for FreeCulture along with 65 other institutions in celebration of this worldwide event. You can listen to this presentation in cIRcle at:

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines: General Principles and Practical Strategies  (New York: Guilford Press, © 2012)

Edited by Tamara L. Jetton and Cynthia Shanahan

Guilford Press Publisher’s description and review here.

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

UBC Psychology Department’s  Will Gervais and Ara Norenzayan’s recent article in Science has been very widely reported in news media and on the web in general.

For your convenience, here’s a link to the full text of the article that has interested tens of thousands of people over the past week.
Will M. Gervais and Ara Norenzayan. Analytic Thinking Promotes Religious Disbelief. Science 336, 493 (2012). DOI: 10.1126/science.1215647



Studies show that reading is good for you!  Enjoy a book in one of these gorgeous libraries around the world. (Vancouver included).

Vancouver Sun article by Juanita Ng, Vancouver Sun April 4, 2012

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

The David Lam Library recently subscribed to three years of access to three modules from McGraw-Hill’s ebook library

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (30 titles)
  • Finance & Investing (134 titles)
  • Leadership & Management (99 titles)

Many of the books are useful as introductory texts. Users can read full-text content online, as content cannot be downloaded.  Printing is available, one page at a time, for the first 10% of the book.

Once you connect to the database you can browse or search for books, as well as register to access personalized features like note-taking and bookmarks.

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